10 Christian Sayings That Need to Go

10 Christian Sayings That Need to Go

I have a problem: At 26, I still get mistaken for a high schooler. I thought for sure I would have outgrown this by now, but sadly I still get asked about prom and college applications.

While serving at a youth camp recently, Matthew, a pastor from a different church, struck up a conversation with me. It quickly became clear that he mistook me for a part of the high school crowd, but it seemed pointless to correct him. Then, in an effort to seem relatable to me, a “highschooler,” Pastor Matthew said the one phrase that has the ability to make me roll my eyes harder than I ever did as an actual teenager. He told me “Jesus was his homeboy.”

The worst part of this story is the fact that Pastor Matthew legitimately thought this phrase was cool and relevant to teens. But then it got me thinking. What other phrases are Christians using that are cringe-worthy, cliché, or contradictory to the Bible?

Here are the top 10 Christian sayings that need to go.

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1. #blessed

Like Pastor Matthew, there’s a handful of people that try very hard to make Christianity socially relevant in an effort to increase its cool factor. This results in some pretty awful sayings. Perfect example: #blessed. It’s not just using the hashtag on social media either! Some people say the words “hashtag blessed” in day-to-day conversations.

Now, don’t get me wrong: I think having a relationship with Jesus is the coolest thing. But being a Christian isn’t a fad and doesn’t need to fit society’s trends. Remember, we’re called to “not be conformed to this world.” (Romans 12:2)


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